The research methods used in a particular study are crucial for evaluating the scientific validity of the results. For this reason, the NCA selects meta-analysis of existing studies where possible, in order to accurately reflect the preponderance of evidence.
Meta-analysis is a quantitative, formal, epidemiological study design used to systematically assess previous research studies to derive conclusions about that body of research. Meta-analysis are the most commonly cited form of clinical research, and when conducted properly can provide context a range of scientific findings.
Please note that the research referenced on this site is conducted independently and has been reviewed by the scientific community. National Coffee Association does not sponsor, fund, or influence any research.
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